Gabby Barrett Shows Her Talents On Disney-Themed ‘American Idol’
Performing her own rendition of the Disney classic “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas, Barrett showed off her mainstream pop vocal talents. She’s performed rock, ballads and country songs so far, but this pop performance showed she can really do it all. All judges took notice of her singing ability. “I really appreciated the difference tonight because I think you’ve got that twang, that ‘girl-next-door-country’ thing down really well. But you really brought that pop stardom tonight,” said Katy Perry dressed as Snow White. Luke Bryan said he thinks Barrett has “all the tools to win this thing” and Lionel Richie agreed with his fellow judges calling her “the total package.”
Barrett’s performance wasn’t the only one that brought smiles to the judges faces. Maddie Poppe performed “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book, which received praise from Richie stated she was “coming of age right in front of our eyes.” Jurnee was after Poppe with her rendition of Moana‘s “How Far Will I Go” and received praise from Perry for seeming to connect to the song. Rocker Cade Foehner performed “Kiss The Girl” from The Little Mermaid. Later host Ryan Seacrest joked that Foehner was singing to someone special and the cameras panned to show an embarrassed Barrett.
Michael Woodward received a compliment from Perry after he performed “Beauty and the Beast.” She said he was “somewhere between a Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean.” Caleb Lee Hutchinson dedicated his song “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” to his dog who’s his “best friend.” Catie Turner‘s performance of “Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty was loved by the judges.
Ada Vox, Dennis Lorenzo and Michael Sussett were sent home.
There will not be an American Idol on Monday night due to the premiere of Dancing With The Stars: Athletes.